Gamers have been anticipating the sequel to the popular production Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for years, but despite repeated leaks, we still haven't seen confirmed information about the possible follow-up. According to a well-reputed British journalist and esports commentator, who is associated with the work of Valve Corporation, this should soon change - Richard Lewis claims that Counter-Strike 2 announcement is "just around the corner." According to his sources, the beta version could appear as early as March.
The informant cites reports that began appearing on Twitter from March 1. Gabe Follower 2, one of the platform's well-known users, noted that there are references to csgos2.exe and cs2.exe executables in the latest Nvidia drivers. After tracing the previous versions, it turned out that they appeared only in February this year, which could indicate an imminent announcement and/or release of a new installment of the well-known series.
- According to user by the handle Aquarius the abbreviation csgos2.exe can be expanded as Counter Strike: Global Offensive Source 2, which could confirm that the title will run on the Source 2 engine, a change players have been expecting for years.
- Gabe Follower 2 added that the title will be a new version of the original CS:GO, thanks to which users will not lose purchased items. In this way, the game follow a similar path as Dota 2.
- Richard Lewis, however, went a step further; according to his anonymous sources, work on the game has been proceeding for quite some time. What's more, the game will allegedly be given the working title Counter-Strike 2 and a beta version will launch in March, April 1 at the latest.
- The new edition is expected to provide improved visuals, optimization and matchmaking. Lewis' sources claim that a group of professional gamers secretly visited Valve Corporation's offices in Seattle to test the game.